Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM

Associate Provost for Faculty Development

Emelia Benjamin
Framingham Heart Study 73 Mt Wayte Ave

Biography

Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA, received her AB at Harvard, her MD at Case Western Reserve University, and her Epidemiology ScM at Harvard School of Public Health. She is a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Boston University and is a cardiologist at Boston Medical Center. She is a Robert Dawson Evans Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.

She is author of over 800 peer-reviewed publications that focus on the genetics, epidemiology, and prognosis of a variety of cardiovascular conditions and markers including atrial fibrillation, vascular function, and systemic inflammation. She has been continuously NIH funded since 1998, and currently is multi-Principal Investigator on an R01 atrial fibrillation grant [2R01HL092577-14], several chronic pain grants, and is the Center and Training Director on an American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Network on Atrial Fibrillation.

Dr. Benjamin has conducted research at the Framingham Study since 1988. She is a Member of the Executive Committee, and is Co-Director of the Medical Endpoints Committee. She was Principal Investigator of the grant that recruited the second generation of the Framingham Study’s ethnic/racial minority cohort, the Omni Study.

In addition to her research, she is Associate Provost for Faculty Development for Boston University Medical Campus, and Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity, BU Department of Medicine. She co-designed and co-leads Faculty Development Programs for Early, Mid-Career, Under-Represented Ethnic and Racial, Women, and Clinical leaders. A passionate and dedicated mentor, she has won local and national awards for mentoring, education, and research. She was inducted into the Association of American Physicians and she won the 2020 Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award.

An active volunteer for the American Heart Association since 1992, she has served on a variety of local and national Committees. She is Past-Chair of the American Heart Association’s Functional Genomics and Translational Biology Council and Study Section, and the annual Heart and Stroke Statistical Update. She received the 2015 Paul Dudley White Award, the 2016 AHA Gold Heart Award, the 2016 Population Research Prize, the 2019 Laennec Clinician/ Educator Lecturer, and the Genomics and Precision Medicine 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award. She Chairs of the Science and Clinical Education Lifelong Learning Committee.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Primary Investigator, Framingham Heart Study
  • Member, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, Boston University
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, ScM

Publications

  • Published on 8/17/2022

    Vinter N, Cordsen P, Fenger-Grøn M, Lip GYH, Benjamin EJ, Frost L, Johnsen SP. Quality of care and risk of incident atrial fibrillation in patients with newly diagnosed heart failure: a nationwide cohort study. Eur Heart J Qual Care Clin Outcomes. 2022 Aug 17; 8(5):539-547. PMID: 33963404.

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  • Published on 7/1/2022

    Cooper LL, O'Donnell A, Beiser AS, Thibault EG, Sanchez JS, Benjamin EJ, Hamburg NM, Vasan RS, Larson MG, Johnson KA, Mitchell GF, Seshadri S. Association of Aortic Stiffness and Pressure Pulsatility With Global Amyloid-ß and Regional Tau Burden Among Framingham Heart Study Participants Without Dementia. JAMA Neurol. 2022 Jul 01; 79(7):710-719. PMID: 35666520.

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  • Published on 7/1/2022

    Boakye E, Osuji N, Erhabor J, Obisesan O, Osei AD, Mirbolouk M, Stokes AC, Dzaye O, El Shahawy O, Hirsch GA, Benjamin EJ, DeFilippis AP, Robertson RM, Bhatnagar A, Blaha MJ. Assessment of Patterns in e-Cigarette Use Among Adults in the US, 2017-2020. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Jul 01; 5(7):e2223266. PMID: 35867060.

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  • Published on 6/13/2022

    Pirruccello JP, Di Achille P, Nauffal V, Nekoui M, Friedman SF, Klarqvist MDR, Chaffin MD, Weng LC, Cunningham JW, Khurshid S, Roselli C, Lin H, Koyama S, Ito K, Kamatani Y, Komuro I, Jurgens SJ, Benjamin EJ, Batra P, Natarajan P, Ng K, Hoffmann U, Lubitz SA, Ho JE, Lindsay ME, Philippakis AA, Ellinor PT. Genetic analysis of right heart structure and function in 40,000 people. Nat Genet. 2022 Jun; 54(6):792-803. PMID: 35697867.

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  • Published on 6/9/2022

    Wu J, Harlow AF, Wijaya D, Berman M, Benjamin EJ, Xuan Z, Hong T, Fetterman JL. The Impact of Influencers on Cigar Promotions: A Content Analysis of Large Cigar and Swisher Sweets Videos on TikTok. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Jun 09; 19(12). PMID: 35742315.

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  • Published on 6/1/2022

    Xie W, Tackett AP, Berlowitz JB, Harlow AF, Kathuria H, Galiatsatos P, Fetterman JL, Cho J, Blaha MJ, Hamburg NM, Robertson RM, DeFilippis AP, Hall ME, Bhatnagar A, Benjamin EJ, Stokes AC. Association of Electronic Cigarette Use with Respiratory Symptom Development among U.S. Young Adults. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2022 Jun 01; 205(11):1320-1329. PMID: 35089853.

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  • Published on 5/31/2022

    Vinter N, Cordsen P, Lip GYH, Benjamin EJ, Johnsen SP, Frost L, Trinquart L. Life-Years Lost After Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Heart Failure. Clin Epidemiol. 2022; 14:711-720. PMID: 35669233.

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  • Published on 5/20/2022

    Siland JE, Geelhoed B, Roselli C, Wang B, Lin HJ, Weiss S, Trompet S, van den Berg ME, Soliman EZ, Chen LY, Ford I, Jukema JW, Macfarlane PW, Kornej J, Lin H, Lunetta KL, Kavousi M, Kors JA, Ikram MA, Guo X, Yao J, Dörr M, Felix SB, Völker U, Sotoodehnia N, Arking DE, Stricker BH, Heckbert SR, Lubitz SA, Benjamin EJ, Alonso A, Ellinor PT, van der Harst P, Rienstra M. Resting heart rate and incident atrial fibrillation: A stratified Mendelian randomization in the AFGen consortium. PLoS One. 2022; 17(5):e0268768. PMID: 35594314.

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  • Published on 5/13/2022

    Chan WP, Prescott BR, Barra ME, Chung DY, Kim IS, Saglam H, Hutch MR, Shin M, Zafar SF, Benjamin EJ, Smirnakis SM, Dupuis J, Greer DM, Ong CJ. Dexmedetomidine and Other Analgosedatives Alter Pupil Characteristics in Critically Ill Patients. Crit Care Explor. 2022 May; 4(5):e0691. PMID: 35783547.

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  • Published on 5/9/2022

    Miller MI, Orfanoudaki A, Cronin M, Saglam H, So Yeon Kim I, Balogun O, Tzalidi M, Vasilopoulos K, Fanaropoulou G, Fanaropoulou NM, Kalin J, Hutch M, Prescott BR, Brush B, Benjamin EJ, Shin M, Mian A, Greer DM, Smirnakis SM, Ong CJ. Natural Language Processing of Radiology Reports to Detect Complications of Ischemic Stroke. Neurocrit Care. 2022 Aug; 37(Suppl 2):291-302. PMID: 35534660.

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